UV Reptisun T5 not meeting Ferguson zone 3 HELP PLEASE

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I'm confused too. I did not think there were regular UVB T5 bulbs. Usually T8 is referred to as regular, or non High Output. ZooMed T5s are 5.0 and 10.0, and are both High Output. Most T5 fixtures that are available are ballasted for HO, so I figured that's what you had.

Can you post the info for the exact bulb and fixture that you have?
 

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This is supposed to be a T5 the bulb I got rid of was a T8 I’ll have to wait for Squirt to go back in His hide then I will physically take the numb out or the hood and see what they sent me
 

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This is supposed to be a T5 the bulb I got rid of was a T8 I’ll have to wait for Squirt to go back in His hide then I will physically take the numb out or the hood and see what they sent me

T5 and T8s have different diameter. If you had a T8 and did not buy a new fixture and the new bulb fits, then you bought another T8.

T5 t8
 

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Uh oh I guess I did then. Thank you so much for taking all of this time to answer son many of my questions. What do you think of this new bulb?
 

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Uh oh I guess I did then. Thank you so much for taking all of this time to answer son many of my questions. What do you think of this new bulb?

I have not used one, but @Markw84 has been testing those recently, so maybe he can give a feel for the UVI generated at a given height.

Here's a T8 10.0 bulb (what you have is a T8 5.0) that would work in your existing fixture. Make sure to check the length is correct--they have other lengths on LLLReptile. I think this is what Mark was referring to in this snippet. I think he meant to say "regular T8 10.0":

If you are strictly limited to a 12" height:
I would imagine a regular T5 10.0 would do that. IF you can find one, that would work in your existing fixture.
 

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Uh oh I guess I did then. Thank you so much for taking all of this time to answer son many of my questions. What do you think of this new bulb?
I have not used one, but @Markw84 has been testing those recently, so maybe he can give a feel for the UVI generated at a given height.

Here's a T8 10.0 bulb (what you have is a T8 5.0) that would work in your existing fixture. Make sure to check the length is correct--they have other lengths on LLLReptile. I think this is what Mark was referring to in this snippet. I think he meant to say "regular T8 10.0":
I hope Mark posts here with you tag on him.Fingers crossed I would love his opinion and what he is using for a hood for such a short bulb. Mine is 36”
 

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